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Two EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified's too overkill?

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April 25, 2014 4:30:45 PM

I'm coming up with different scenarios right for my gaming PC I'm going to be building soon. I'm a man that would like to save money to get this thing faster. Don't be surprised if you see my post 20 times a day asking for advice, because I'm still kind of a new builder, and I want to get everything right the first time, as I'm a huge perfectionist. :-\ Anyways, here's the build that I was originally going with... The budget was no more than $3600...

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($7.24 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($196.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($759.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($759.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($489.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($15.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.11 @ OutletPC)
Total: $3488.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 19:18 EDT-0400)

Now, I wanted a computer that...
- Was very overclockable. I was going to overclock this thing very high, and very often.
- Silent, or close to it
- FUTURE PROOF. Most of the games I'm going to be playing the most aren't releasing until later in the year, and since I'm building a computer that is almost half a year sooner than these games, I wanted to build graphical power that can run the games like The Division, Star Citizen, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more, on Ultra on 1440p, which is the main reason I went with 2-way SLI.
- Lot's of Storage
- Water-cooled
- 2 Monitors. I already have one monitor I can use, and the monitor in the build would be my main gaming monitor, as the one I have now would be my side monitor.


Now, here's the changes I was thinking of. First, I would swap out one of the 780 Ti's, and put another one of the PB287Q monitors, so I can have dual 1440p monitors, and I can ditch the 1080p one I have now. i'm scared to remove one of the graphics cards though, as I'm afraid that 6 months down the road, when The Division, and Star Citizen release, the card would be outdated, and I wouldn't be able to run it at Max settings. I'm a huge graphics freak, so I want the best possible graphics and FPS when I'm playing. Secondly, if I did downgrade to one GPU, I was probably going to lower my PSU, to maybe a Corsair 860i. Now, the Case fans are planned out, so I know what fans I want. So, my main point is, can I sacrifice a GPU for a 1440p monitor, and still be able to play the games I will play the most on Ultra 1440p? If you can come up with any other substitutions that I should consider, that would be great.

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April 25, 2014 4:37:53 PM

You need 2 780tis to play at 60fps on 1440p.

I think its a great build. I am also very picky, but I couldn't really find anything to change with your build.

I don't see a point in having only 2 1440p monitors for gaming. You cant really use 2, its either 3 or 1. I would stick with what you have.
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April 25, 2014 4:40:24 PM

oczdude8 said:
You need 2 780tis to play at 60fps on 1440p.

I think its a great build. I am also very picky, but I couldn't really find anything to change with your build.

I don't see a point in having only 2 1440p monitors for gaming. You cant really use 2, its either 3 or 1. I would stick with what you have.


I was going to use one of the 1440p monitors for my main gaming monitor, and the second one for other tasks. I am looking to stream to Twitch.TV, so having a second monitor would be good IMO to read chat, and manage your stream and such!
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April 25, 2014 4:43:20 PM

One of the few comments I have about your build is those classifieds will really shine if they are under water is that what you are planning to do? Also have you looked into waiting for a G-sync monitor this summer.
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April 25, 2014 4:48:23 PM

combine1237 said:
One of the few comments I have about your build is those classifieds will really shine if they are under water is that what you are planning to do? Also have you looked into waiting for a G-sync monitor this summer.


I would like to do a Water Cooling loop to my computer, but I heard it could be expensive. If I could do it without crucially sacrificing performance, and price, I would certainly do it. Also, I have thought about waiting for G-Sync monitors. This really won't start being built until summer anyway, and by that time, I was going to upgrade to a Z97 probably, and an i7-4790K that is supposedly releasing this summer too. If you could, would you be able to create me a build with water cooling loop? I would definitely appreciate it!
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April 25, 2014 6:15:15 PM

M0j0jojo said:
Honestly with that budget i would just wait for Intel's 8 core processors and make a build with that. But really up to u to decide. btw they revealed 3 of gigabytes z97 mobos http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-z97-motherboa...

Where can I find information on these CPU's??? Can you give me a link?

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